Grateful

Vaccine Number Two

I had my 2nd COVID-19 vaccine yesterday. I was grateful that I felt pretty good during the day to celebrate with my parents. However, last night was another story. I started running a fever and my body ached. I didn’t sleep much, even though I tried everything I could think of. I prayed a rosary, […]

Farewell Trusted Doc

I took my parents to visit their primary care doctor today. They have been seeing him for about 30 years now and he is retiring. It will be impossible to find another doctor who will know them so well. We always had faith in his opinion and guidance over all these years. He gave them […]

Spa Day Two

The past 2 days have been full of relaxation and conversation. It felt amazing to be pampered. And I enjoyed chatting with many different people. Yesterday, the young woman who did my nails and I found quite a lot of interesting things to talk about. She told me that she had recently become certified to […]

Spa Day

I had almost forgotten that there is a world outside our 4 walls. Last November, my family generously pitched in and got me a spa day and overnight stay at a local resort. Covid-19 was running so high at that time, I didn’t feel comfortable going, so I postponed it until February. When February came […]

Super Patient Nurse

I took my mom to her long awaited eye doctor appointment today. The nurse who did all the preliminary testing and such was super patient and cheerful. When she was testing her vision, “Better 1 or 2 . . . 1 or 2? Now 3 or 4 . . . 3? 4?” she gave my […]

Loving Body Parts

I have been taking an online caregivers class that teaches relaxation techniques. Today we did a type of body scan. When the exercise was done, the leader asked how we felt as we were led to scan each part of our body. One participant said they just felt grateful for each part. I thought that […]

Blessed Easter

It was a beautiful Easter in many ways. The weather was perfect. My sister’s and son came over to celebrate and we all dressed up. We tried to remember how we celebrated last year. Each of us had an idea, but no one could really figure it out. I think we were all pandemic traumatized […]

Breath of Fresh Air

It was an absolutely gorgeous day today and my sister was here, so I connected with a friend and went for a hike. We hadn’t seen each other in months and were teary eyed when we met up. We held our breath, faced opposite directions, and gave each other a big hug. Luckily we had […]

Family Vaccines

Yesterday one of my brothers’ received his 2nd COVID-19 vaccination. Today my brother-in-law received his first dose. And my son and his wife were able to schedule their vaccines. I never thought we would all be so excited to get a shot. But as I have said, this means more visitors for my parents and […]

Hope For the Future

I felt much better when I got up this morning. I got groceries, did some laundry, cooked, and even started making some Easter candy. Later in the day, I heard from other family members who were able to get scheduled for their COVID-19 vaccine. I feel like there is light at the end of this […]